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28-08-2019
Electrical Safety Tips for Your Home

Getting all your electrical fixtures installed or upgraded is just one part of your home’s relationship with electricity. Over the years, you will interact with your electrical system many times and acquire a trusted licensed electrician in Toronto to perform regular check-ups and repairs. It is imperative that you have some handy safety tips for when you are handling any of the electrical fixtures in your home, especially if you are part of a household that has children.

Today, let’s go over a few suggestions on how to make your home and its electrical system as safe as possible:

1. The Use of Tamper-Resistant Receptacles

Tamper-resistant outlets are specially designed to prevent children from inserting any item into them. They can be installed in all locations, both indoors and outdoors. In fact, they are a recommended feature by the national electric code. Call a licensed electrician in Toronto today to help you install them in your home.

2. Bubble Covers for Protection

Outlets in wet areas that are subject to water or moisture saturation, as well as those exposed to harsh weather elements, must be fully protected as mandated by the national electrical code. While flat receptacle covers offer protection in times when an outlet is not in use, they do not provide sufficient protection for an extended period of time. As such, an in-use cover is crucial to avoid electrical hazards.

3. The Use of Proper Protective Gear is Not Enough

Most people know that rubber is a very good insulator, and so they think wearing anything made with it means they are fully protected and that they can take the risk of handling broken electrical systems on their own. In reality, there is no way to figure out whether or not any material is really made from pure rubber. Don’t take the risk – a licensed electrician in Toronto is just a call away.

Whether it is something like fixing a cut extension cord or adding a new outlet, these tasks are best performed by a licensed electrician in Toronto. Astron’s electricians have decades of experience and a fine set of specialized skills to help them deal with any residential electrical issues. Furthermore, we have 24/7 emergency availability, and so you need not ever worry about electrical issues again.


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